UN report reveals ‘multidimensional’ poverty alleviation in India

UN report reveals ‘multidimensional’ poverty alleviation in India


A UN report has revealed India as the most notable country successfully lifting itself out of poverty  The report found 271 million people in India were alleviated from what’s known as ‘multidimensional poverty’ in a ten-year period between 2005-06 and 2015-16     The figures were revealed in the 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), released on Thursday    A UN report has revealed India as the most notable country successfully lifting itself out of poverty (Pictured: Residents stand outside home at Hichara village of Muzaffarpur district in Bihar)   The report found 271 million people in India were lifted out of what’s known as ‘multidimensional poverty’ in a ten year period between 2005-06 and 2015-16 (Pictured: Children play at Hichara village of Muzaffarpur district in Bihar)Multidimensional poverty is defined not just by income but a whole range of factors, including poor health, lack of clean water, poor quality of work and the threat of violence  The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) replaced the previous Human Poverty Index and is considered a useful tool to correctly identify the most vulnerable  It calculates a person’s living standard using 10 indicators relating to health, education and living standards  The global MPI found that India had significantly reduced its poverty from 55% to 28% in a decade  In particular, the UN report found India showed strong improvements in ‘assets, cooking fuel, sanitation and nutrition’   RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Pensioner poverty fall by two-thirds in the last 20 years to Jacinda Ardern unveils $26billion ‘well-being’ budget as she. Share this article Share Indian citizens’ access to electricity improved, with the percentage of those without access falling from 9 1 percent to 8.6 percent. The percentage of Indians living without a roof over their head fell from 44 9 percent to 23.6 percent over the ten-year period. The UN report noted the Indian state of Jharkhand in the country’s east was the fastest to reduce its multidimensional poverty, from 74 9% in 2005-06 to 46.5% in 2015-16.However, it remains among the poorest states in the country  Of the 101 countries studied – 31 low income, 68 middle income and 2 high income – 1 3 billion people were found to be ‘multidimensionally poor’. The report noted sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are home to the largest proportion of poor people, some 84 5 per cent.  The percentage of Indians living without a roof over their head fell from 44 9 percent to 23.6 percent over the ten-year period (Pictured: Man sleeps rough under footbridge in Mumbai)  Of the 101 countries studied – 31 low income, 68 middle income and 2 high income – 1 3 billion people were found to be ‘multidimensionally poor’ (Pictured: People sit by train tracks in Kolkata, West Bengal) Children were found to be most affected, with over half of the 1 3 billion people identified as poor found to be under the age of 18. Around a third, some 428 million, are under the age of 10  Pedro Conceição, director of the Human Development Report office at UNDP, said the report gives a more comprehensive picture of poverty, as well as an indication of what needs to be improved  ‘[The report] gives an indication of where to target policies that may address the dimensions in which people are deprived, whether it’s education, health, or other aspects that could enable people to be lifted out of poverty if these investments are made,’ he said    In particular, the report found India showed strong improvements in ‘assets, cooking fuel, sanitation and nutrition’ (Pictured: Woman washes her clothes from water pipeline that goes through railway tracks in Mumbai)  

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